1.1 These Terms of Service (this “Agreement”) govern your use of the websites, other digital and electronic platforms, and their associated content, communications, tools, features, functionality and services (collectively, the “Service”), whether or not log-in or registration is required to access them, including interactive communities and other chat and forum discussion areas and other areas which permit Posts (as defined in Section 4), some of which offer “Q&A,” “Ask An Expert” and similar features (the “Communities”), in each case which are owned and operated by Penton Media, Inc., Penton Business Media, Inc. and their respective divisions, subsidiaries and other affiliates (collectively, “Penton” or “we”).
1.2 Certain products and services offered by Penton which are governed by this Agreement also are governed by additional terms which are specified in a separate written agreement between one or more Penton entities and you or your company and/or are accessible directly from the website or other digital or electronic platform through which such products and services are delivered (“Additional Terms”; the terms of this Agreement and all applicable Additional Terms, the “Service Terms”). To the extent (but only to the extent) of any conflict between this Agreement and Additional Terms, such Additional Terms shall control with respect to your use of such product(s) or service(s) only. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to update or otherwise revise or modify all or any part of this Agreement (“TOS Changes”) at any time, and you are user deemed to be apprised of and bound by all such TOS Changes, effective immediately upon your first use of the Service after the posting and confirmation of such TOS Changes by Penton’s updating the date indicated after the phrase “This Agreement was last updated on” at the end of this Agreement. TOS Changes will only affect your and our respective rights and obligations from and after the effective date of such TOS Changes with respect to you in accordance with the preceding sentence.
1.3 By accessing the Service, you affirmatively indicate your binding acknowledgment and acceptance of all Service Terms, including the TOS Changes made by Penton as permitted above, and your agreement to be bound by and comply fully with the Service Terms in their entirety. Failure to comply fully with the Service Terms may result in restriction, suspension, blockage or termination of access and use privileges for all or any part of the Service at any time without prior notice from or liability of Penton, and may result in additional legal actions taken against the offending individuals and organizations, in each case in our sole discretion. If you do not agree to any portion of this Agreement, you may not use the Service (or any portion thereof).
1.5 In consideration of your use of the Service, you represent, warrant and covenant to us that:
(a) If you access the Service in your capacity as an employee, owner, or otherwise as an agent of another person or entity, you agree on behalf of yourself and such person or entity, jointly and severally, to be bound by the Service Terms.
(b) You are at least 18 years old, you are competent, and you have the capacity and authority necessary to enter into, and perform your obligations under, the Service Terms (including on behalf of such person or entity, if applicable), and you are not a person barred from receiving the Service under the laws of the United States or any other applicable jurisdiction.
(c) You will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations of all applicable jurisdictions in connection with your use of the Service.
2. General Penton Intellectual Property Ownership Rights.
You acknowledge and agree that the tools and applications, data and other information, content (including its selection and arrangement), services and software (including all text, logos, photographs, graphics, images, video, audio, illustrations, software, html, source and object code, algorithms, business logic, modules, programs, links and other materials), product names, logos, designs, titles, and certain words or phrases, in each case displayed on, transmitted through, or accessed or used on, within, or in connection with the Service (all of the foregoing, collectively, “Service Content”), are intellectual property protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights of Penton or its licensors, suppliers or other designees, which rights may or may not be registered in certain jurisdictions. You acknowledge and agree that Penton reserves and retains, for itself and such third parties, as applicable, all intellectual property and other proprietary rights of any and all kinds in connection with the Service. You also agree to comply with any additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Service Content available on or accessed through the Service.
3. Registration and Profile Creation.
In order to access certain features of the Service, you will be required to register by providing certain profile and contact information, and we may require or permit you to use your credentials for a third-party platform (such as LinkedIn) to so register (a “Social Sign-On”). In the event that registration is required, you agree to provide and maintain true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service’s registration form, and you agree not to impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or entity, including using another person’s username, password or other account information or another person’s name, likeness, voice, image or photograph. If you provide (or we have reason to suspect that you have provided) any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, or there is unauthorized use of your user registration or we suspect fraudulent or abusive activity, we have the right, among other remedial options, to interrupt, restrict, suspend or terminate your current or future use of or access to the Service (or any portion thereof), without notice to you. Your account is for your sole, personal use; you may not authorize others to use your account, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You agree to take all reasonable steps to protect the Service from unauthorized access or use. You are solely responsible for the security of your user registration and password and will be solely liable for any use or unauthorized use under same. You shall cooperate with us in any fraud investigation and use any reasonable fraud prevention measures we prescribe. Failure to cooperate will result in your liability for all fraudulent usage.